As a college preparatory school Marquette High prepares its graduates to attain mastery in those academic disciplines required for admission and success at colleges and universities throughout the United States. As part of its academic mission Marquette High serves the learning needs of its students by providing programs designed to assist and support those needs.
The Student Service Learning Program was established in conjunction with the Ignatian tradition of Cura Personalis (Care for the Whole Person), which seeks to serve the needs of each individual student. The intent of these programs is not remedial learning. In these programs, teachers offer support to students by focusing on study skills as well as writing, reading and speech development. The program, primarily aimed at freshmen and sophomores, integrates the use of study hall, after-school homework time, tutorials and personal advising to improve academic skills of students, so they become independent lifelong learners.
The Student Learning Service Program also aims to:
- Help each student make the transition to MUHS
- Monitor and improve academic achievement
- Teach and reinforce specific learning skills
- Teach goal setting and accountability
- Improve relationships between parents and the school